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 CITES CoP17 website

CITES CoP17 website

 

South Africa is a highly appropriate location for the CITES CoP17 given the frontline wildlife challenges and opportunities being tackled on the continent. From 24 September - 5 October 2016, Johannesburg will host the seventeenth conference of the parties to CITES. Follow the link to visit the new CITES CoP17 website: www.citescop17jhb.co.za.

EMI School Art competition

EMI School Art competition

 

The Department of Environmental Affairs’ Environmental Management Inspectorate (EMI) invites primary school children from Grade 1 to 7 to participate in the school art competition. Competition closes Friday, 27 May 2016 and entries may be submitted by either e-mail or can be hand delivered.
 

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Draft Marine Spatial Planning Bill, 2016 for public comment

Draft Marine Spatial Planning Bill, 2016 for public comment

 

Minister Molewa has published draft Marine Spatial Planning Bill, 2016 for public comment. Any person who wishes to submit representations or comments is invited to do so within 60 days from the date of publication in the Government Gazette and by no later than 16h00 on the last day.

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Strategic Plan: MRV of AFOLU Sector 2016 to 2020

Strategic Plan: MRV of AFOLU Sector 2016 to 2020

 

This strategic plan sets out the proposed approach and actions required to develop a Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) approach for the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector. The MRV of AFOLU is intended to consistently track, quantify and report both the GHG emissions and impacts, and non-GHG impacts of emission reduction responses over a long-term period. 

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Public Notice: Public consultation on the draft notices and regulations for 22 Proposed Operation Phakisa MPAs

Public Notice: Public consultation on the draft notices and regulations for 22 Proposed Operation Phakisa MPAs

 


The national Department of Environmental Affairs had on 3 February 2016 published in Government Gazette 39646, draft notices and regulations to declare a network of 22 proposed MPAs as part of the Operation Phakisa initiative. The DEA hereby invite interested and affected stakeholders to participate in public consultation workshops.

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Invitation to Environmental Assessment Practitioners (EAPs)

Invitation to Environmental Assessment Practitioners (EAPs)

 

Invitation to Environmental Assessment Practitioners (EAPs), developers, and Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) to attend a one day seminar to share information on the latest NEMA EIA legislation on 17 May 2016 at Emalahleni Local Municipality Banquet Hall in Witbank Mpumalanga Starting at 8h30 for 9h00.

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Draft notices and regulations to declare a network of 22 new proposed MPAs

Draft notices and regulations to declare a network of 22 new proposed MPAs

 

Minister Edna Molewa has published in the Government Gazette no. 39646, draft notices and regulations to declare a network of 22 new proposed MPAs as part of the Operation Phakisa Initiative. Members of the public are invited to submit written representations or comments in connection with the proposed declaration and regulations within 90 days from the date of publication in the Government Gazette.

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Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy

Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy

 

Operation Phakisa represents that new spirit of moving faster in meeting government’s targets. South African Government’s starting point was that South Africa is surrounded by a vast ocean which has not fully taken advantage of the immense potential of this untapped resource. 

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DEA's 2016/17 Budget Vote

DEA's 2016/17 Budget Vote

 

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa and Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson to deliver the Environmental Affairs’ 2016/17 Budget Vote Speech on 3 May 2016 in the National Assembly.

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29 April 2016 - The Ministers of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana and Public Works, Mr Thulas Nxesi have today, Friday 29 April 2016, engaged with the members of the Sterkspruit community in efforts to heighten public awareness about Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought at the Bensonvale College, Eastern Cape.


29 April 2016 - The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms. Barbara Thomson today, Friday 29 April 2016, handed over Eco Furniture desks to Theu-Theu Primary School at Pixley ka Seme Municipality in Volksrust, Mpumalanga. These desks are manufactured from timber obtained during the clearing of Alien Invasive Plants.


29 April 2016 - I am sure I can speak on behalf of my colleagues when I say just how honoured and encouraged we are by the warm reception we have received by the people of Sterkspruit. You will also be aware that this problem is being worsened by most severe drought we have seen in 50 years, which is the result of the El Nino phenomenon, and has been exacerbated by rising global temperatures.


29 April 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa today welcomed Cabinet’s extension of the contract of Director-General, Mrs Nosipho Ngcaba. Cabinet has also approved the appointment of Ms Limpho Makotoko as the new Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Environmental Affairs.


28 April 2015 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa and the Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thompson, will brief the media, on the Department’s budget vote to be delivered in the National Assembly on Tuesday, 3 May 2016. Members of the media are invited to a briefing in which the Minister and Deputy Minister will outline the key aspects of the speech.